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‘Understanding Dementia’ Seniors Count workshop

NASHUA – The risk of developing dementia increases as one grows older. Symptoms of dementia can often be mistaken for other conditions, such as depression or delirium.

Presented on Monday, April 27, the “Understanding Dementia” workshop  will help caregivers understand what dementia is, what signs to look for and where to seek help when a loved one has dementia.

Seniors Count-Nashua is a program of Southern New Hampshire Services.

The free workshop will begin at 1:00pm at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple Street, Nashua. Workshop presenter is Bernie Siefert, LICSW, coordinator of older adult programs for NAMI New Hampshire.

Advance registration for the workshop is requested. Please call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count-Nashua facilitator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 for more information.

The “Meeting Caregiver Needs” is the fourth in a series of six workshops being offered in partnership between Seniors Count-Nashua and the Nashua Senior Activity Center. Future workshops include Coping with Changing and Challenging Behaviors (Monday, May 18, 2015); and Legal Issues: Who Makes the Decisions and When (Monday, June 8, 2015).

Workshop participants can come early to enjoy lunch offered by St. Joseph Community Services (Meals on Wheels) in the cafeteria at the Nashua Senior Activity Center. A $2 donation is requested for diners age 60 and over; the price is slightly higher for those under 60. Pre-registration for lunch is required. Call Steve, SJCS site manager, at 882-2106 to reserve your lunch. Lunch is served at 11:45am.

The workshop is part of a series of free programs offered at the Senior Activity Center by Seniors Count-Nashua. The workshops provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age. All programs have been filmed by and broadcast on Nashua’ Education Channel 99. Programs can also be viewed on-line at http://nashua.ezstream.com.

The ServiceLink Resource Center, Nashua Public Library, and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services-Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services provide additional support for the workshops.

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